Sarah Chung
Not only is Sarah Chung a piano player, National Merit semi-finalist, tennis player and snowboarder, but she is a phenomenal writer and dedicated journalist.

“Journalism is my favorite class, and I’m not just saying that because Ms. Breyne (Journalism Adviser) is standing right next to me,” Sarah Chung, senior, said. She had no idea that after joining the eighth grade journalism class at Athey Creek Middle School that she would be co-editor-in-chief of the West Linn High School Amplifier.

As a senior enjoying the early release sixth period, she is starting to think about college. “I’m really excited, but also scared because it is almost over,” Chung said. “I am definitely going to make the most of this year.”

Chung is interested in attending the University of Washington, University of North Carolina, Duke or the University of San Francisco to go into medical school.

After going on a mission trip to Nicaragua, her lasting impressions of the doctors and how they were able to help the people in the country stuck with her. She now dreams of practicing medicine and going on frequent trips to help people in need, like the ones she saw in Nicaragua.

Outside of her journalism life, Sarah Chung lives with her parents, Jonathan and Grace, her fourth grade brother, Nathan, and her Maltese, Mickey. She plays varsity tennis and enjoys driving around with her friends in one of their Volkswagen Bugs. She continues to play the piano, which she began when she was six years old.

Chung was born in California on Groundhog’s Day, Feb. 2, and she moved to Oregon when she was only a couple months old.

What Chung appreciates about Oregon is the seasonal changes.  “They must be distinct,” Chung said.  Winter is her favorite season because all the “good” things are in it.  Christmas, snowboards and snow.  She loves to go to the mountain and snowboard with her friends during winter.

Chung is looking forward to her fourth year on the Amplifier providing great journalism to the students, staff and the community of West Linn.

Sarah Chung, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Jan 10, 2014
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is classically life-affirming with a few comical twists (Story)
Sep 27, 2013
Marc Zollinger lives by community, respect and a passion for Spanish (Story)
Sep 24, 2013
Students Push the Academic Standards (Story)
Apr 17, 2013
Willamette Christian Church plans to hit the road for this year’s mission trip (Story)
Feb 14, 2013
Jesuit alumni Aubrey Cleland reaches Top 40 in American Idol (Story)
Dec 20, 2012
Local churches still holding holiday drives (Story)
Jun 06, 2012
The true meaning of Memorial Day is overshadowed and forgotten (Story)
May 08, 2012
Milo Webster solves the complex language of computer coding (Story)
Apr 23, 2012
iPad 3 comes out with improvements and high expectations (Story)
Feb 24, 2012
Youngest student in WLHS history to join Mock Trial strives for the best (Story)
Jan 17, 2012
Bus delays catch students by surprise (Story)
Jan 12, 2012
New teachers, new positions, a new year (Story)
Oct 17, 2011
Local library goes digital with eReaders (Story/Media)
Sep 16, 2011
Nicaragua: the story behind the mission (Story)
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Sarah Chung